LINGUIST List 10.933

Wed Jun 16 1999

Qs: Questionaire, Scalar Adj., Dependency Trees

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  1. Atsuko Umesaki, Questionaire on Academic Presentations
  2. Joseph Tomei, Scalar adjectives
  3. Marco Antonio Young Rabines, Mathematics of dependency trees

Message 1: Questionaire on Academic Presentations

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 19:56:10 +0900
From: Atsuko Umesaki <>
Subject: Questionaire on Academic Presentations

Questionnaire on academic presentations. Please help us learn more 
about them!
The JACET (Japan Association of College English Teachers) Kansai 
Chapter Oral English Special Interest Group is conducting a research 
project on academic presentations. We would like to ask your help in 
responding to this SHORT questionnaire. 

Please contact to receive the questionnaire.
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Message 2: Scalar adjectives

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 18:59:09 +0900
From: Joseph Tomei <>
Subject: Scalar adjectives

Some colleagues of mine are involved in social science surveys,
particularly in the area of perceived noise annoyance levels. Here in
Japan, using a translated version of a robust scale that has produced
relatively similar results in different nations, they have found that the
results do not correspond to previous research. Though they are not
confining their research to questions of translation, I was wondering if
there had been linguistic research on these questions, including the
translation of scalar adjectives from one language to another and the
possible bearing this would have on the Whorf-hypothesis. If you know of
any references, please feel free to send them to me by email. If I get more
than 4 references, I will post a summary.

Joseph Tomei
Kumamoto Gakuen Daigaku
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Message 3: Mathematics of dependency trees

Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 09:10:13 -0500
From: Marco Antonio Young Rabines <>
Subject: Mathematics of dependency trees

Dear listers:

I would appreciate any hint on where on the net one can get info on the
mathematics of dependency trees. A summary of your submissions will be

Best wishes,

Marco Antonio Young
Departamento de Linguistica
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
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